• About Us

    ChrissyChristine Francis, Career Counselor
    cfrancis01@hamline.edu 
    651-523-2064

    Christine joined the CDC staff in August 2012. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bethel University and a M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. As the Career Counselor, Christine helps students recognize skills and interests, develop resumes and cover letters, effectively interview, create job search strategies, plan for graduate school, and other related issues. Christine enjoys cooking, the outdoors, and exploring the twin cities by foot or bike.

    Erin H 110x147Erin Haglund, Practicum Counselor
    ehaglund01@hamline.edu
    651-523-2259

    Erin is with the Career Development Center this year completing her training in counseling. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College, and is working towards her M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. As the practicum counselor, Erin assists students with major and career decision-making, developing resumes, job search strategies, and other related concerns, and has a special interest in working with student athletes. In her free time, Erin enjoys running, playing and watching sports of all kinds, and exploring the parks of Minneapolis.

    LaurenKavanLauren Kavan, Internship Program Director 
    lkavan01@hamline.edu
    651-523-2054

    Lauren joined the CDC staff in March 2006. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and a M.A. from the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. As the Internship Program Director, Lauren helps students find internship opportunities related to their career interests. She also assists students with the internship registration and paperwork processes to obtain credit for their experiences. Lauren spends her free time on home renovation projects, competing in monthly game nights with friends, and going for walks around the Twin Cities.

    Maichue K 110x147Maichue Khang, Program Assistant
    mkhang01@hamline.edu
    651-523-2703

    Maichue joined the CDC staff in August 2014 and has worked at Hamline since 2013. She earned a B.S in Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Sociology. As the Program Assistant, Maichue works along side with employers for tabling and interviewing students on campus as well as coordinates the Career Ready Internship Grant. Maichue enjoys spending time traveling with her family, cooking for her nieces and nephews and bonfires.

    DeeDeeDeeDee LeMier, Employer Relations Specialist
    dlemier01@hamline.edu
    651-523-2654

    DeeDee joined the CDC staff in June 2013 and has worked at Hamline since 2007. She is a Hamline University alumna, having earned her B.A. in Communication Studies, with a focus in Organizational Communication and minor in Business Management. As the Employer Relations Specialist, DeeDee’s responsibilities center on developing and maintaining relationships between the campus community and employers. When not working at her alma mater, you will find her seeking out the small town corners of St. Paul: attending drive-in movies, cheering on the Hamline hockey teams or hosting sledding parties with neighbors and friends.

    TerryMiddendorfTerry Middendorf, Director 
    tmiddendorf@hamline.edu
    651-523-2302  

    Terry has been with the Career Development Center since August 1998. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Morris and a M.A. in Counseling from Truman State University (Northeast Missouri State University). Terry is responsible for the strategic direction of the CDC, office management, new initiatives, campus relations, as well as co-leading the Practice Interview Program. He enjoys golfing, working out at the gym, horror movies, and has never missed an episode of Survivor!

    Joan_OJoan Ostergren, Senior Career Counselor 
    jostergren@hamline.edu
    651-523-2882

    Joan works part-time and has been with the Career Development Center for over 15 years. She earned a B.A. in Religion from Carleton College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Counseling and Student Personnel Program at the University of Minnesota. Joan is a Licensed Psychologist and has also spent many years working in private practice. Joan works individually with students to assist them with career decisions and job search. She also co-leads the Job Search Group and is involved with other CDC events. Joan’s favorite activities include: gardening, wilderness canoeing and backpacking, running and cooking. She is also an active volunteer with the YMCA and Carleton College. 

    Natasha R 110x147Natasha Roux, Programming & Office Manager
    nroux01@hamline.edu
    651-523-2578

    Natasha studied Business Management and Economics at Hamline University and joined the CDC in August 2014. As the Programming and Office Manager, Natasha has a lead role in the planning and execution of all CDC events, programs, workshops, and job fairs, including the Practice Interview Program and the Major Decisions Fair. Natasha also manages all aspects of the student worker program for the CDC, including recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating student staff. In her free time, Natasha enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.